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For me, it's a reason to stay in the NY metropolitan area.

An obituary of sorts for the creator of frozen bagels.

By fnord12 | March 28, 2012, 2:59 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

Candy That Tastes Like Burgers

That's what's been missing from my life. Found this while going thru BoingBoing.

Your favorite fast food meal now comes in miniature candy form with the hamburger edition of the Happy Kitchen series! Mix the dough, cut the french fries, 'bake' the buns, shape the hamburgers, mold the cheese and even prepare your own ketchup. To wash it all down, you've got a cola to go along with your meal. From start to finish, you'll have a smile on your face as your prepare you miniature treat!

So grossed out right now...

By min | March 26, 2012, 2:22 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link

I Still Refuse to Run

New mobile app called Zombies, Run! was developed to get you trained in time for the zombie apocalypse.

Over 13 missions (with 17 more to come free in this first season), you take the part of Runner 5 and have this tale of the undead piped into your ears. As you run, the iPhone's GPS tracks your pace - the moans growing louder as brain-eaters approach, forcing an increase in tempo to escape them. You also collect items as you run, which are used to bolster the survivors' base, adding an extra layer of interest beyond the number of calories burnt. The missions last about 25 minutes, consisting of five sections interspersed with your own tunes: perfect for all levels of jogger.

I still ain't running. When the apocalypse comes, just go on without me.

By min | March 26, 2012, 9:40 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

Not How I Envisioned Teletubbies Being Used

It's secret code for Wen Jiabao.

Teletubbies, instant noodles and tomatoes might not sound like the stuff of high political intrigue, but this motley grouping has allowed microbloggers in China to evade censorship and speculate on trouble at the top of government.
"Teletubby" is code for Wen Jiabao, who chided Bo publicly before his ousting - the Chinese for the children's show, tianxianbaobao, shares a character with the premier's name. The popular instant noodle brand Master Kong is known as Kang Shifu in Chinese and stands in for Zhou Yongkang, who is reportedly supportive of Bo.
In keeping with the food theme, the former Chongqing party boss has been dubbed "tomato" or "xihongshi".
Those wanting to read more of the gossip may also have to wade through irrelevant postings.

"Kang Shifu is actually discussed quite a lot anyway on microblogs. It's one of the most discussed brands because typical netizens eat a lot of instant noodles," Goldkorn pointed out.

The government caught on, though, cause if you tried searching for both "Teletubbies" and "Master Kong" together, it would tell you that the results couldn't be displayed because of regulations. The regulations must say something like the only food Teletubbies are allowed to associate with is Tubby Toast.

In case you were unaware, i love the Teletubbies! That show is psychedelic genius. I'm also fond of instant noodles. And tomatoes. But not together.

By min | March 23, 2012, 2:34 PM | TeeVee & Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

Link blogging

...is practically all i ever do anyway, but let's take it to the extreme.

By fnord12 | March 23, 2012, 10:31 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

Avoid Mopping-Related Injuries

Get a Scooba!

Take it from me. Mopping can be dangerous.

By min | March 20, 2012, 2:12 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

One, two, three... that's ridiculous

I would personally be in favor of eliminating the world's time zones, since at my job i constantly deal with people in time zones all around the world and it gets very confusing. But i don't know how you provincials would feel about setting your alarms for 2am.

And i'm very against the idea of people all waking up and going to bed at the same time, regardless of the amount of daylight. That's going to screw with your circadian rhythms and cause all sorts of health issues.

Regardless, it seems like the answer to "Do you know how many time zones there are in the [former] Soviet Union?" will soon be "One".

By fnord12 | March 19, 2012, 3:30 PM | My stupid life & Science & Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link

Cat Diary

Spored posted this on the Facebook. I thought it was amusing.

By min | March 5, 2012, 12:54 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

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